Northamptonshire man dies after suffering head injuries in assault

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A 41-year-old man has died in hospital seven weeks after he suffered head injuries in an assault in a Northamptonshire town.

Northamptonshire Police confirmed today that Marc Sturgess, of Stamford Road, Kettering. died in hospital on Monday after being assaulted on June 1.

Six men, all from Kettering, were arrested in June on suspicion of serious assault and remain on police bail.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Behan, leading the investigation, said: “Firstly, I wish to express my sympathies to Mark Sturgess’s family.

“I would ask anyone who was in the area of Barnwell Road, Kettering between 11.00pm and midnight on 1 June, to contact us.

“I would especially like to speak with any taxi drivers who bought passengers to the area at those times.

“I would like to reassure the public that this was an isolated incident.”

The alleged assault took place in Barnwell Street, Kettering.